John Clare was an English poet. The son of a farm labourer, he became known for his celebrations of the English countryside and sorrows at its disruption. His poetry underwent major re-evaluation in the late 20th century: he is now often seen as one of the major 19th-century poets. His biographer Jonathan Bate called Clare "the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and... Read More
|Born||13 July 1793
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Helpston, Northamptonshire, England
|Died||20 May 1864 (aged 70)
Northampton General Lunatic Asylum, Northampton, England